Advanced Microscopy and Imaging | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Advanced Microscopy and Imaging

Advanced Microscopy and Imaging

This core offers state-of-the-art equipment for microscopic imaging at cell and tissue level, including time-lapse fluorescent microscopy and confocal microscopy. The core also facilitates access to other centralized QF R&D specialized imaging equipment such as scanning and transmission electron microscopes.

The QBRI Advanced Microscopy and Imaging Core will provide state-of-the-art microscopes, and image processing and analysis tools that enhance the level of imaging research. The core is equipped with the most advanced automated histology, immunohistochemistry, digital microscopy as well as live-cell imaging instrumentation. These advanced technologies allow investigators to perform a variety of imaging research experiments that will answer important biomedical questions related diabetes, cancer and neurodegenerative disorders. The core will provide training and access to resources that range from routine microscopy to cutting-edge live-animal multi-photon microscopy and superresolution.


Digital Imaging Microscopy Unit.

  • Applications for co-localization, immunofluorescence, FRAP, FRET, live cell imaging, and time-lapse studies using confocal, fluorescence, and multi-photon microscopy.
  • Training on all microscopes.
  • Consultation on all microscopy projects.

Histology & Pathology Unit

  • Routine histology services including tissue processing, paraffin embedding, sectioning, cryopreservation and cryosectioning.
  • Different histological staining methods, such as H&E and special stains.
  • Immunohistochemical and immunofluorescence techniques.
  • Expert advice in the planning and evaluation of histopathology experiments.


Cryostat Microtome
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Confocal Microscopy

LSM780  (Zeiss)
Color Fluorescence and FISH Imaging System
A1 MP+/A1R MP+ Multi-Photon
Fluorescent Upright (AxioImager M2 - Zeiss)

Time-Lapse Inverted Microscopy


Color Fluorescence and FISH Imaging System



A1 MP+/A1R MP+ Multi-Photon


Fluorescent Upright (AxioImager M2 - Zeiss)


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